Facts and figures

WCG has seven colleges across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Students come here to study a wide range of vocational and academic subjects.

We are a truly international college, with links with countries across the world and students who have travelled from five continents to learn here.statistics

We are one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.

We have:

  • approx. 17,000 students
  • 1,800 staff
  • more than £47 million turnover
  • more than 1,000 courses across 20 different subject aWCG Economic Report Coverreas
  • strong links with employers - we train over 2000 apprentices every year
  • an overall A-level pass rate of 98.1%
  • 100% pass rate in 18 subjects across Royal Leamington Spa and Rugby Colleges
  • a pass rate for all courses at further education level of Annual Review Cover 151692%
  • excellent provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities - this affects 16% of our students
  • over 1000 students studying a higher education course
  • over 350 international students 
  • the most 16-18 students enrolled and the highest success rates of all large general FE colleges in Warwickshire.
  • success rates in the top 25% of all general FE colleges in the country

Seven colleges, seven facts

  1. Royal Leamington Spa College has recently undergone a £12m redevelopment providing improved, modern and creative facilities for our students
  2. Moreton Morrell was the first equine college in Britain
  3. The Power Industry Academy at Rugby College is a unique facility to train the power engineers of the future
  4. Pershore College celebrates over 60 years of horticulture excellence - view its £5.8m redevelopment
  5. A Rolls Royce jet engine is among the many pieces of equipment donated by employers to Warwick Trident College
  6. At Evesham College our PURE Hair, Beauty and Relaxation salons are run as a commercial venture and welcome clients of all ages
  7. Malvern College has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years.

Where our students live

  • Warwickshire  59%
  • West Midlands 16%
  • Other counties 12%
  • Worcestershire 5%
  • Northamptonshire 4%
  • Oxfordshire 2%
  • Leicestershire 2%

Find out about transport links to our colleges

Types of study

We offer flexible study pathways to suit the lifestyles and learning styles of all our students:

  • 24% study with us full-time
  • 61% study with us part-time
  • 14% are apprentices
  • 1% are adults studying in the workplace


Higher Education

As well as providing excellent further education, the college group has around 1,000 higher education students at any one time, with over 400 graduating from HE courses each year.

We offer a personal approach to studying higher education with lots of individual attention and continual assessment for an effective and fun learning experience.

Our HE courses are awarded by Coventry University, University of Worcester, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick and the University of Gloucestershire.

Find out more about studying HE at WCG.

Further Education

We have the most 16-18 students enrolled and the highest success rates of all large general FE colleges in the county.

And our success rates are in the top 25% of all general FE colleges in the country.